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Does university make you feel like a slave?
« on: May 06, 2015, 04:14:09 pm »
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I've a uni student for 3 years now and for me it has been mostly an assignment factory. Seems that there is never time for anything but getting assignments done by the deadlines. Anyone else feel this way?

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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 04:22:15 pm »
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I certainly feel a lot more free than a slave but I definitely feel like there's lots of assignments, too!

Edit: I made a joke out of this post not remembering that I have an essay due at 11.59pm tonight and another assignment due at 12pm tomorrow and I haven't even started the second assignment and I'm nowhere near finishing the first. O, Irony. Thou art a cruel mistress.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 05:34:28 pm »
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Not really. I feel like there are more deadlines to meet but I actually feel very free. A lot more than during VCE, at least. If I don't want to go to lectures, I don't have to. I feel less social obligation to feign enthusiasm. I can come and go as I wish.

I agree that the assignments are more numerous, but if anything, I felt more of a 'slave' (I heavily dislike using that word in this context) during VCE.

EDIT: Third year Arts, which might explain it a bit.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 05:46:41 pm »
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Ugh yes. I'm pretty sure the last time I had a full night's sleep was like last year or something. I feel myself become more and more neurotic each day. I think I might become a zombie really soon. But I guess that's just Biomed for you
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 06:04:34 pm »
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same here and got another 4 years if I get into graduate studies  :(
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 06:06:16 pm »
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yes. add transport and I'm a walking zombie
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 06:53:51 pm »
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Yes, I too feel this way, although I don't get that many assignments (the workload predominantly comes from making sure I learn the content that has been presented to me). That being said, I think this is more an issue with myself than it is anything else, because plenty of people have demonstrated that it's more than possible to make time for other things if you really want to. This is just something I personally struggle with and that can take its toll after awhile. When I feel like this though, I ask myself what I'd rather be doing with my life - and every time, I agree that the path that I'm currently on is the correct one. I think this highlights an important point: even if you're following a path that you want to go down, you're going to have times where you don't feel that passion and enthusiasm that you once may have felt about it. That's why it's important to constantly re-assess, and make sure that you're not at the point where you absolutely resent what you're doing, or that you'd rather be doing something else with your life.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 07:07:53 pm »
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I could say that I have more freedom these days until I have assignments that is. Its kinda strange how even if you like learning stuff you still resent uni which is rather ironic. My guess would be that because of how the uni system is run, the fun gets taken out of learning. I'm doing zoology btw.

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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 07:09:38 pm »
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Is uni really this bad? :o

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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 07:16:35 pm »
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Is uni really this bad? :o
It's less "cushy" than high-school but blatantly more preferable imo. Less cushy, but in some weird, paradoxical way, less depressing.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 07:19:47 pm »
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Not really, people just like to complain :P Uni is a sweet deal, you'll enjoy yourself

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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 07:43:57 pm »
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+1. I absolutely prefer uni to school on the whole.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 08:01:42 pm »
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Is uni really this bad? :o

No, not at all. It's more intense but I too prefer it to school for the reasons others have mentioned. And yes, people (including myself) don't mind a whinge every now and then. :P
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 08:17:39 pm »
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As a VCE student, this thread makes me want to reconsider going to the University of Melbourne and instead go back to my dreams of completing an apprenticeship in tupperware containership.
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Re: Does university make you feel like a slave?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 08:32:06 pm »
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Is uni really this bad? :o

Honestly I bring the stress onto myself so no it really doesn't have to be as bad as VCE. Like Stick said, Biomed just really needs you to learn the content as well as you can for your MSTs and exams, and there isn't gonna be a teacher around to tell you what to do and when to do it like in VCE. I'm about 5 lectures behind in Chem but honestly if I was organized from the get-go uni could've been a lot more relaxed. Oops \_(ツ)_/
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